questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

from hiroshima to kyoto

From Hiroshima to Kyoto

Dear JR Rail,

I would like to enquire on the possible routes I can take from Hiroshima to Kyoto, specifically Katsuragawa Station using the JR pass which I've already bought.

I tried to use hyperdia for possible routes, including through Shin-Osaka, but all the routes listed involve the Shinkansen Nozomi, which is not available for JR Pass holder right?



You are correct - you cannot use the Nozomi with the JR Pass. The trick with Hyperdia is to put in your starting & end points, then click on More Options and uncheck the box with Nozomi in it (for other routes uncheck airplane, private railway etc).
You then should get something like:


Hi Edward,

Toranko explained it very well.

You may also find out Planning with Hyperdia Guide useful. This explains the fine details on how to plan best with Hyperdia.

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Hi Daniel and Toranko,

Thanks alot for the help provided! Now I know how to navigate Hyperdia better.

Edward :)


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